Monthly Pressroom Archives: August 2010

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The Five-Year Party Web and radio media

The “World News with Diane Sawyer” online feature of  The Five-Year Party was syndicated to The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/12/college-a-five-year-party_n_679697.html

Author Craig Brandon has recently been interviewed about the book and its topics on these radio stations:

*96.9 Boston Talks (Boston): http://www.969bostontalks.com/podcast/index.aspx

*WTIC NewsTalk 1080 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)

The Five-Year Party was mentioned on the following blogs and sites:

*Education Week: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/walt_gardners_reality_check/2010/08/the_latest_indictment_of_colleges.html

*Bookmarks Magazine: http://www.bookmarksmagazine.com/book-review/five-year-party-how-colleges-have-given-educating-your-child-and-what-you-can-do-about-i

*Lymeline: http://www.lymeline.com/news.php?viewStory=3556

*WebandAll.net: http://www.webandall.net/education/education-teacher-college-education-in-america-what-the-hey-let’s-party/

*Nones Notes: http://nonesnotes.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/college-education-in-america-what-the-hey-let’s-party/

*National Association of Scholars: http://www.nas.org/polArticles.cfm?doctype_code=Article&doc_id=1485

*WGN Radio (Chicago): http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/mikemcconnell/wgnam-mike-mcconnell-five-years-college-craig-brandon,0,4262027.mp3file

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Please Stop Laughing at Us… author on Joy Behar Show

Jodee Blanco, author of Please Stop Laughing at Us…, will be interviewed live on “The Joy Behar Show” on August 25, 2010.

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The Accidental Millionaire Web media

The Accidental Millionaire has been featured on:

*AmericanChronicle.com: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/160403

*Examiner.com, LA edition: http://www.examiner.com/x-21649-Virginia-Beach-Publishing-Examiner~y2010m7d11-Millionaire-Gary-Fong-sometimes-not-knowing-where-you-are-going-is-the-best-way-to-get-there

*Beyond the Books: http://beyondthebooks.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/interview-with-gary-fong-the-whole-process-was-pretty-surreal/

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Author of The Five-Year Party on Forbes.com

Craig Brandon, author of The Five-Year Party, wrote an editorial on party schools that appeared on Forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/01/party-school-drinking-opinions-best-colleges-10-opinions-brandon.html

Brandon will also be interviewed Thursday, Aug. 12, 11:06 a.m. CT on the  “Mike McConnell Show,” airing in Chicago and parts of the Midwest on WGN Radio (1 million listeners each week).

The Five-Year Party was mentioned on the following blogs and sites:

*Critical Mass: http://erinoconnor.org/2010/08/millennial-animal-house/

*Professor Mondo: http://profmondo.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/another-addition-to-my-reading-list/

*BradWarthen.com: http://bradwarthen.com/

*Joemama’s Free Press: http://joemamasfreepress.blogspot.com/2010/08/pushback-against-college-life.html

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The Five-Year Party on “World News with Diane Sawyer” site

The Five-Year Party and its author Craig Brandon are featured in an online series called The Conversation on the “World News with Diane Sawyer” website: http://abcnews.go.com/WN/conversation-craig-brandon-discusses-college-education-year-party/story?id=11374894

Brandon will be on 97.3 KIRO FM radio in Seattle at 5:05 ET/2:05 PT today, Aug. 11.

The Five-Year Party and Brandon are also on the follow sites:

*Shelfari blog: http://blog.shelfari.com/my_weblog/2010/08/omni-daily-news-4.html

*Blog on Books (which posted its favorable review on Amazon, Twitter and Facebook): http://www.blogonbooks.com/?p=8991

*EarlyWord: http://www.earlyword.com/2010/08/10/party-schools/

*Arts and Sciences College Forum: http://ascforum.blogspot.com/2010/08/wsj-review-of-five-year-party.html

*Alliance Alert: http://www.alliancealert.org/2010/08/09/why-so-many-colleges-are-education-free-zones/

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The Five-Year Party on NRO, HuffPo and Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Five-Year Party was featured on:

*The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/09/mary-roach-amitava-kumar_n_675696.html

*The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/123856/?key=Gmh6J1E6bXBJZnA3Pj0SZzxRaSBqNUN0YHMdPih8bltRFA%3D%3D

*National Review Online: http://www.nationalreview.com/phi-beta-cons/242797/higher-ed-establishment-must-be-fuming-george-leef

*Tim Copeland’s Higher Education and Enrollment Management blog: http://www.enrollmentmarketing.org/highereducation/2010/08/why-so-many-colleges-are-education-free-zones.html

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The Five-Year Party reviewed in Wall Street Journal

The Five-Year Party was reviewed in the Aug. 9, 2010, issue of The Wall Street Journal. The reviewer wrote: “The Five-Year Party is a useful handbook for parents to pack when they take their teenager on a college tour, and its list of suggested questions is smart.” See the full review here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703720504575377141083733402.html?KEYWORDS=The+Five-Year+Party#articleTabs%3Darticle

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